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Britain, Canada, Germany Are Seen As Top U.S. Allies

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Regardless of what foreign policy situation the United States is involved in at the moment, Americans are consistent about which countries they consider the nation’s best friends.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 88% of American Adults view Canada as an ally of the United States. An identical number (88%) say the same about Great Britain. That again puts the two countries at the top of a list of 18 countries periodically tracked by Rasmussen Reports. Just one percent (1%) view those countries as enemies of the United States.

Five percent (5%) of Americans rate their neighbor to the north as somewhere in between an ally and an enemy of the United States; four percent (4%) say the same of Great Britain. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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Two surveys of 1,000 American Adults each were conducted on January 4-5 and 10-11, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error for each survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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